I often drink fruit juices as part of a healthy diet and one of the drinks I often purchase is this Tesco's Own Value Orange Juice. It's the cheapest juice that they sell at only 65p for a 1 litre carton. This can be compared to brands like Tropicana which can charge up to more than three times that amount.
The drink comes in a plain white carton with no attractive images printed on it. It basically is printed with plain text explaining what the product is. How the product packaging really doesn't matter in this case, I feel. The carton is rectangular shaped with a raised plastic pouring head and a screw off top. When you first open this there is a ring pull and plastic/foil cover which is an extra seal of protection.
The pure orange juice (from concentrate) looks very bright orange although it is prone to being a bit more cloudy than more premium brands. It also doesn't dilute with water (I often water down my juices or add ice) very well and tends to look as though it is separating. However, it tastes great and I honestly can't discern any difference between this and more expensive brands! It has a tangy aftertaste which is pleasant and uplifting. It has a sharp, citrus aroma which is appetizing.
The drink needs to be stored in the fridge and the shelf life is around 7 days and I haven't noticed any deterioration in flavour in this period.
I would recommend this to any shoppers who like fresh, refreshing juices but are on a budget. I would also recommend trying the apple from concentrate in the same range. It is available at Tesco in the chilled section and also from the Long Life juice section. The cartons are 65p each for 1 litre.
I love orange juice, especially at breakfast time, so I get through alot of cartons in a week. My habit was starting to cost me a bit too much but I didn't want to give up my juice because I do find getting 5 portions of fruit n veg a day difficult sometimes. Downing a glass of juice is easy though, and I do really like the taste of OJ. So I decided I has to try a cheaper juice than my good old Tropicana, and Tesco Value orange juice was only 65p a litre, or about 45p for 3 little 200ml cartons so I bought both. This juice is made from concentrate so it isn't quite the same as the freshly squeezed ones but it is way cheaper and it is pure juice so it does count towards your 5 a day with no added sugar thrown in.
I'm not really fussy about my juice having bits in or not except if there is tons of them which I don't like. The Tesco juice is totally smooth, so I am happy. It tastes a bit weaker than the fresh stuff but it is still really nice and refreshing, and you definitely know you are drinking OJ. I bought this for my housemates and popped in a jug and nobody complained that it didn't taste good, so now we all buy this instead of forking out more dosh for another juice that doesn't taste much different. You can keep this out of the fridge until it's been opened which is great because I stock up when we make the trip to Tesco and there's no way I could fit lots in the fridge. The carton looks a bit boring but who cares? It is easy to open with sharp scissors but you just have to be careful not to cut too much away as you will spill it everywhere.
I like this juice so you give it a try if you want to trade down a brand. It lives up to the Everyday Value name.
I make a conscious effort each day to try and get my 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. I would say that most days I am successful, but some days I''m not - I hope this is made up for by days where I have 7 or 8 - although they recommend more than 7 now anyway so it''s hard to keep up. Although most of your 5 a day should be got from vegetables if possible, I like to start the day by getting one from having a glass of orange juice. It is important to note that only one of your five a day can be got from fruit juice, so there is no point drinking loads of it - of course if you did you''d get quite fat from all that sugar. I tend to pick up litre carton of Tesco Everyday value orange juice (packaging is different from dooyoo''s picture which is the old version - this has an orange on it). A 250ml serving contains 120 calories, and 26g sugar (29 percent of rda). I tend to have a 200ml serving, thus making the carton last for 5 days. My boyfriend isn''t very impressed when I pick this up, but I quite like it - the juice is smooth and reasonably tasty. It has no bitter aftertaste or anything like that. At 65 pence for a carton I can''t see the point in paying more when its sole purpose is a quick breakfast drink for me which helps me get my daily fruit intake. It also has quite a long shelf life (about 6 months) and doesn''t need to be kept in the fridge until it''s opened. There are better juices out there, but I''m perfectly happy with this and would give it 4 out of 5 stars!
I thought I would try out the Tesco Everyday Value Orange Juice rather than the named brand normally use.
I tried the 1 litre carton of orange juice at about 70p - the cost does seem to vary at different Tesco shops. At this price the Everyday Value Juice is a lot cheaper.
Have also seen smaller 250ml cartoons - but these were not on sale at the Tesco's visited for the weekly shop.
So this review is just for the 1 Litre version.
The package is similar to all the other Everyday Value products in being very basic. There is no plastic re sealable pourer like the more expensive juices. The corner of the carton needs to be cut to open it. So it is not possible to reseal.. I had orange juice left over after my meal so stored in a jug with a tea towel over the top in a fridge.
As for the taste well - this Everyday Value Orange does taste like what it should do orange juice - only weaker than the normal brand I use. A bit like water had been added.
The colour I found it be a bit off putting - not orange really but more of a yellow, at first thought I had brought lemon juice and had to check the carton, to reassure myself it was orange.
To be honest I have not been impressed. Although finished the carton off the next day and even brought another to make sure that the odd colour was not just down to a poor batch or sample.
If on a VERY tight budget then I suspect this Orange Juice may be good enough. But for me it is the wrong colour, too weak and the non sealable carton could be a problem when storing opened juice.
I'm very conscious about how healthy my children's drinks are but also how expensive everything is. I want them to have healthy drinks but also for it not to cost me an absolute fortune! I used to get the supermarkets own chilled fruit juice as it said on it 'NOT from concentrate'. I had heard that was better so made sure I got those one. However it was costing me far too much. They were atleast a £1 each and didn't last long at all. That's when I decided to try this one!
PACKAGING & CLAIMS
The orange juice comes in a cardboard carton which clearly shows it is Tesco everyday value range. The packaging has changed quite a bit since the above picture (it now looks much better!)
It is a cream coloured carton with orange and red pictures on it and a picture of an orange in the corner.
To open you need to unfold one corner and then cut or tear along the top to make an opening. I don't know about anyone else but I have never been able to tear one open. The card is way too strong and thick and I always need scissors, (maybe I'm just not very strong?!).
The carton holds 1 litre of orange juice.
On the front of the pack it clearly states that one portion of this orange juice counts towards one of your five a day. This is a big thing for me as I know it must be healthy.
It also states it is orange juice from concentrate. I have to be honest and say I'm not really sure what this means.....I've heard it is not as good for you but not too sure why? (maybe somebody could fill me in?!)
What's great about this juice is that you only have to put it in the fridge once it's opened.
This is great for me as I like to bulk buy. I like to stock up and put the cartons in my cupboard then I only need to have one in my fridge at a time but I still have lots for back up.
However it does recommend it is best served chilled so I tend to pop a new carton in the fridge when I think I'm starting to run out.
DRINKING THE JUICE
So drinking it, it tastes like..... well orange juice!
It is quite a strong orange taste and doesn't taste watered down or anything like some do.
It is smooth and has no bits in it.
If you like orange juice you will like this one, it tastes like good quality juice and not like a cheap one!
My children love it and would drink it all day (if I let them that is!!)
According to the packaging, once opened to should consume the juice within five days, mine never lasts that long anyway!
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
This lovely orange juice is only 65p per carton. It has recently increased in price when Tesco value changed over to Tesco everyday value, not long ago it was only 56p per carton.
I still think even with the price increase it's still a pretty good price and good value for money.
Obviously as this is Tesco Everyday Value Orange juice it is only available from Tesco instore and online.
Available in the same range is also some apple juice which I will review at a later date.
Would I recommend? Yes I definitely would.
It's nice tasting orange juice, at a good price and is also one of your five a day.
You can't go wrong with this juice!
5/5 stars from me
xx Mrs K xx
Been a big fan of Orange Juice I felt I should review this as I've tried pretty much every Orange Juice on the market! Tesco Orange Juice is very cheap and a carton of this in my local supermarket was been sold for around 50p. The best thing about this is that you don't need to put it in the fridge until you want to drink it for example I have 5 cartons of this in my cupboard and when I feel the need for Orange Juice I'll put one in the fridge.
The taste wasn't bitty like some can be it also wasn't tangy like some Orange Juices in particular cheap ones can be. The juice itself was refreshing and it helps to leave it in the fridge for a few hours to let it get cold. I also recommend putting ice cubes in as this helps it be colder.
Even with the ice cubes the drink didn't taste weak and tasted fairly strong as if it had a lot of Oranges in. Obviously it isn't the best on the market but then you shouldn't expect it to be and if you're drinking this expecting it to be you don't understand economics. For the price it is my personal opinion is you can't go wrong.
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Orange Juice from concentrate (100%)
I do love a spot of orange juice and I love saving money just as much. As I have been fighting off the after-effects of the Head Cold From Hell, I have upped my juice intake to get more Vitamin C into my system and keep up the fluids. In an attempt to reduce the cost of this and as I had to do a big shop at Tesco's to pick up some goodies I had a coupon for, I picked up some cartons of this.
Speaking of cartons, the packaging and branding of the value range has changed. I do prefer the new version to the one shown, as it does seem less fussy, though as I decant the juice from the opened carton in the fridge into the glass rather than plop the carton on the table, this is not the most important point.
What is and what really matters is the taste of the juice itself.
So how does this product stand up?
I will be honest. I do like my juice with bits. Given a special offer for a Tropicana or Innocent orange juice and I am right there. However, I do like many carton rather than chilled juices. In fact, there are some, such as Sainsbury's Mango that I adore and which are also not expensive. My usual OJ is the Sainsbury's Chilled with Bits but I was more than prepared to give Tescos's value option a fair tasting - even if it was lacking in bits.
It did not rise to the occasion.
Yes, it was cheaper, at 69p for a litre carton at my Central London Tesco's. As a from concentrate juice I had no delusions of Tropicana, but these can still be tasty juices. This was not. It had that edge to the taste that you sometimes get when a concentrate has not reconstituted. It was not vile. It was discernably orange juice but it lacked the brightness and juiciness that I do expect from my OJ.
This was one of those juices where the carton lives in the fridge to deaden the taste more than to give it that chilled finish before entering the glass. I did finish my cartons, as I am too careful not too, but I will not be stocking up on more of them.
There are better options out there and ones which are almost as cheap.
I will be going with those.
Now that both of my children are at the age where they can feed themselves ( although a little messy with the youngest ) and can use cups/mugs beakers etc, its important for me to have a constant supply of drinks in the house which are suitable for them and easy to hold and drink from. This ranges from cordials, which is for home use, fruit cartons or Fruit Shoot type drinks in the plastic kids sports like bottles. These are for out and about use.
Rather than me buying a huge carton of Tescos orange juice, I buy the pack of 3, each 200ml in size. Exactly the same product and packaging just more condensed. A pack of 3 costs 45p and is also available in apple flavour.
How is this packaged?
Different to the picture above as Tesco within the last year have updated the look of their basic range ( thank goodness for that, I hated it before! ). The cartons I buy as stated are 200ml in size, cardboard small boxes with a foil coveredsmall hole at the top. When the straw ( which is attached to the box ) is placed into it, you can access the juice and drink.
The colour of the carton itself is a very pale beige/cream colour. On the front is a picture at the bottom left corner of an orange and opposite basic guideline daily amount details on it. Above are some pictures in orange colouring of oranges and jugs, glassed and above that the ' Tesco ' logo, ' Everyday Value ' and ' pure Orange Juice from concentrate 100% Fruit Juice '.
On the side is how to store details. On the other side ingredients, prepartion guidelines, suitable for vegetarians and more detailed nutritional information.
100% Orange Juice from concentrate
How does it taste/What do I think?
To be blunt it tastes like orange juice! Smooth, doesnt contain any bits. Naturally sweet and very refreshing, especially when it first comes out of the fridge. Both my children enjoy them, find it easy to hold and drink from, and it really can quench a thirst. Despite it only containing orange juice it still is high in sugar, so I wouldnt give them more than one per day. But for me they are a cost effective lifesaver that I can easily throw in my daughters changing bag or my handbag ( they dont take up too much room ) ready for someone to moan and groan that they are thirsty. And it costs alot less than similar sized orange juices that you can buy from a corner shop.
Prefect for lunch boxes, to take to work or just having them ready just in case you might be thirsty when out and about.Would I buy again?I always do, and the apple version. Alot better for me than a can of sugary carbonation!
Tesco Value Orange Juice comes in a white carton with a cartoon-style picture of an orange on the front of it, as opposed to the image above which shows the old style carton (that I actually preferred, given that it gave you more of an idea of the oranges used and such). It comes in little 250ml cartons and 1 litre cartons. The smaller cartons tend to cost around 50p for 3 and the larger one is about 65p. They're not really much different in price.
One thing that I really dislike about the carton itself is that you have to cut the corner of it to open it. I'd rather it had one of those flip tops that you can close, so you know that bugs and things can't crawl inside.
As for the taste of the orange juice, to me it tastes quite watered down and weak in flavour. It never used to taste like this, and has only started to get bad recently. Even the colour of it isn't really orange any more like it used to be, it's now a pale yellow, which to me, doesn't make it seem very appealing at all. At first, I thought I'd just got a dodgy carton of it or something, but I purchased two further cartons from different stores and they all tasted and looked weak and unappealing.
Even for the low price of 50-65p I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're willing to supplement the orange flavour with a little squash or something like that, which I think is pretty poor really.
I am always looking for ways to save money and be healthy. I thought Tesco Value Orange juice would answer both these requirements. At 65p a carton its a brillant product. It contains all the vitamins you need and acts as one of your five a day.
The orange juice comes in Tesco's trade mark Everyday Value packaging, but that does not automatically mean that the product is rubbish, in fact the opposite. For starters the packaging might not be very appeasing to the eye, but is very practical. Cut one corner off the packaging at the top and its ready to pour.
The taste and texture of the orange juice is to an excellent standard. I am not very keen on orange juice with bits in the liquid. This orange juice is smooth with no bits in it, the flavour is very fruity and doesn't taste very watery like you might expect it too. My husband has said he can't tell the difference between Tropicana orange juice and Tesco's Value version.
I think this orange juice is great for anyone who is not bothered that its the value version. Considering for many people this is a staple of the family, why pay more for the name on the label?
Just been reading another review on this and realised I had some in my glass. I was sure I'd done a review on this before but after checking it appears not.
Firstly let me say that Tesco no longer do their Tesco Value range. It is now their Everyday Value range and comes in a different coloured container. Still with an orange on though. The carton comes in a litre size and costs 69p.
The container is very strong and can be dropped (providing you haven't opened it) and the chances are it will stay intact. I've tried it, trust me. The opening is a plastic tab, to make it easier for pouring and also to keep it fresh.
The juice itself is nice and thick and just oozes Orange Juice From Concentrate (100%). It is suggested that you should shake well before opening and pouring and best served chilled. This is exactly what I do and it truly is delicious.
I'm sure there are those of you who would use it as a mixer of some kind in an alcoholic drink but I prefer mine straight and usually have a glass of a morning or a night. The best thing about this orange juice is that you get one of your five a day. I often find it difficult getting my five, so this is just perfect in trying to achieve this.
Like all fruit juices there is a sugar content. In this case it is 9% and each glass of 100ml is only 39 calories. So why not treat yourself and do yourself some good at the same time.
Copyright stebiz 2012 - also on ciao.co.uk
I am trying to cut down on the expense of my weekly shopping bill and as I usually buy Tropicana (non concentrated orange juice - with extra juicy bits) I decided this was costing me too much as we do seem to drink an awful lot of it in our house. A friend recommended that I try the basic range orange juice from Tesco as it's only 69p for a litre sized carton. That's a considerable difference when I compare it to the £4 for two cartons of Tropicana I buy. I was a little hesitant at first though as it is after all, a 'value ' range product and I wasn't sure what to expect or what my husband and daughter were going to think of it.
The packaging of these cartons of juice is fine, in my opinion. It doesn't look as 'cheap' as it used to do and I think this is because they have rebranded the whole range to make it look a bit more attractive to the consumer. It has a picture of a large glass of orange juice on the front, together with some fresh oranges in the background. The carton simply states, " Pure Orange Juice".
Taste-wise, it's fine and I have to say I was surprised it was as nice as it is. Obviously it's a concentrate and as such, it doesn't quite have the orangey 'zing' that the non-concentrated juices deliver, but it's still pleasant, sweet and very refreshing as a breakfast drink. My husband and daughter are the main consumer's of orange juice in our house and so it was their opinion that I was looking for too, when I bought this drink.
My daughter's response when she tasted it for the first time was zilch, nothing. She never mentioned anything at all about the juice tasting any different from the Tropicana she's used to. My husband, on the other hand, asked me if the juice was 'off'. When I told him I'd changed brands he just shrugged and then didn't say anything more. I've tasted it lots of times now and as I say, I do like the taste and it does have a nice fresh orange aroma to it though it's certainly not as strong as the Tropicana we usually have.
There is undoubtedly a difference the quality but then I did only pay 69p for the large sized carton, so I'd expect it to be slightly inferior on the taste front. I won't be buying this all the time, but I will definitely be buying it every now and again. I'll still buy Tropicana, because the taste is so much better but in order to save a few pennies here and there I will occasionally buy a carton or two of this because it's still tasty, sweet and very refreshing as a drink.
The packaging may be a bit different but the "orange juice" inside is just the same.
Tesco have recently rebranded their value range. Gone is the cheap old white packaging with the blue stripes and in is the "Everyday value" name with little pictures of the item in question. The name is apparently more consumer friendly as is the packaging and I do think it looks nicer now and is something I am more willing to buy.
We drink a lot of orange juice in our house. With four mouths to feed and my husband being fond of orange juice and lemonade, a litre bottle does not last long in our house. I think orange juice is so expensive though. We love Tropicana which is made from real oranges but a litre of this costs nearly £4, very expensive I think. So, as a consequence when I shop I will buy a litre of Tropicana and then a couple of cartons of this Tesco value orange juice to top us up and make sure we always have some OJ during the week. At just £0.69 per litre it's a lot cheaper than a premium orange juice but....
The orange juice is made from concentrate so to me it tastes quite watered down. It has quite a thin taste to it and its not at all juicy and thick like Tropicana is. I really miss that fresh sweet juicy taste and if I have a choice I much prefer a better brand of orange juice. It's not too bad when you mix it with lemonade so it's good for that but as a nice refreshing drink in the morning it's not as orangey as I would like. I think it's still good quality and for the price you pay great, but, you definitely get what you pay for.
Tesco Value Orange Juice comes in the traditional "value" packaging, with the familiar blue and white stripes and the red "value" mark. Like most other orange juice cartons it shows a glass of orange juice being poured. It also gives the nutritional information in blue on the front of the carton at the bottom, again this is nothing new but useful to see at a glance. The packaging itself tends to stand out on the shelf next to other brands of the same product due to the distinct "value"packaging and the use of a lot of white where most others are orange or yellow in colour. The carton itself is of good quality and doesn't pierce easily. To open it you would need to peel up one or both of the stuck down corners at the top of the carton and then cut a small piece off the one of those corners. I have found that it is possible to rip the corner off instead of cutting it but I wouldn't recommend it as it hinders the pouring of the juice.
The juice itself is a bright orange colour and is thin in consistency. I find the taste sweet enough for my liking and I prefer to drink mine either chilled or with ice. There are two varieties of the value orange juice, one with bits and one without. I like both of them equally and feel that they are both quality products. The price of course is also a factor, we paid 62p today for one carton where as other brands available were mainly priced over £1. This may be from a "value" range but this product is definitely quality.
I am quite fussy when it comes to Fresh Juices and I cannot stand any "bits" floating around so I normally go for the smoothest possible. I am also fussy though with the price and don't like to pay over the odds for any juice, therefore I'm not bothered about buying bigger name brands. I rarely shop at Tesco which is why it took me so long to come across there own brand of Pure Orange Juice - but when I did it was enough to make me keep going back to Tesco for more!
The one I was buying came in a plastic 500ml carton and it was under 60p! The taste was perfect, just sweet enough and no nasty "bits"! I drink this Orange Juice on its own and as a mixer with Vodka and it goes perfectly with both. For how cheap the juice was to buy it didn't taste cheap at all and actually tasted nicer than more expensive brands I've tried. If you shop at Tesco and you like Fresh Orange juice then I'd strongly reccomend you pick up a carton when you next go shopping and give it a try, especially if you have been spending money on the more expensive brands that are £1+ because I'm sure you won't be disappointed and it will of course save you money in the future.
I do believe they sell it in various sizes too if you want to buy it in bigger quantities.